Top 10 Birds with Caruncles

A caruncle is a small fleshy outgrowth from the head or neck/throat of some birds. Caruncles in birds include combs/crests, wattles (or dewlaps), snoods, and earlobes.

Big colorful caruncles usually indicate high levels of testosterone and good quality of the genes.

Usually caruncles have no feather covering or have only small scattered feathers.

The term 'caruncles' is used as an umbrella term for all these types of appendages but also for the ones that aren't snoods, combs/crests, wattles /dewlaps, or earlobes. I don't like this chaotic terminology but I can't change it - you will see the problems caused by it in my item descriptions.
It's the same with the term 'heavy metal' - it may refer to the entire metal genre, or to the subgenre that isn't thrash, death, prog, power or black metal.

The Top Ten

1 Turkey Turkey

Turkeys are at #1 because:
1) No turkey, no Thanksgiving!
2) they have several types of caruncles: Snood, Wattle (dewlap), Caruncles.
Both sexes of turkey possess caruncles but they are more pronounced in the male turkeys. - Metal_Treasure

2 Rooster Rooster

It has a comb/crest and wattles - Metal_Treasure

3 Golden Pheasant Golden Pheasant

Male pheasants have wattles - Metal_Treasure

4 King Vulture King Vulture

It has multi-colored wattles and many caruncles - Metal_Treasure

5 Cassowary Cassowary The cassowaries are ratites in the genus Casuarius and are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands, and northeastern Australia.

It has two red wattles hanging from the neck as well as blue caruncles - Metal_Treasure

6 Saddleback Saddleback

They have red wattles on either side of the beak. - Metal_Treasure

7 Andean Condor Andean Condor
8 Wattled Crane Wattled Crane
9 Muscovy Duck Muscovy Duck

Caruncles are the red fleshy mask surrounding the bill and eyes - Metal_Treasure

10 Mountain Caracara Mountain Caracara

The Contenders

11 Puffin Puffin Puffins are any of three small species of alcids in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season.

They have yellow caruncles on either side of the beak. - Metal_Treasure

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